Stories about Literature
18 October 2015
Gulwari Passarlay was only 12 when his mother sent him away from Afghanistan because she feared for his safety in the UK. He's written a book about his journey.
14 October 2015
Bob Marley. The CIA. Politics. Gang warfare. What's not to love? The judges of the Man Booker Prize thought so; they named Jamaican Marlon James as this year's award winner.
9 October 2015
8 October 2015
Alexievich is the 14th woman to win a Nobel Prize in Literature, and the first Russian-language author to be granted the honor since 1987, when Joseph Brodsky received the prize.
5 October 2015
Chilean poet Pablo Neruda included an account of a rape in his memoir. Now, an artist reimagines the author's memoir with a new title, "I Confess That I Have Raped."
27 September 2015
Works by Latin American writers, including Mario Vargas Llosa and Gabriel García Márquez, will now be available in Quechua, an Andean indigenous language, thanks to a government initiative in Cusco.
26 August 2015
"Even with all the dodgy science in Liu Cixin's sci-fi, his values and literary skill aside, his imagination still far surpasses that of other contemporary Chinese sci-fi writers."
18 July 2015
A thousand trees have been planted in a forest in Norway, which will supply paper for a special anthology of books to be printed a century from now.
17 July 2015
A researcher from the United Kingdom talks to Global Voices about Venezuela's contemporary literature and how local fiction helps decipher a country misunderstood by many.
21 June 2015
Almost a century after its publication, the classic children's book "Cocorí" is fueling a major debate about racism in Costa Rica today.
12 June 2015
Facebook users celebrate the life and works of Dambudzo Marechera, the Zimbabwean literary figure who once wrote, "I’m against everything. Against war and those against war."
23 May 2015
This Mexican Author Says Languages Aren't Straitjackets, but Tools to Start a Bilingual Conversation
Cristina Rivera Garza used to publish only in Spanish, but after 25 years in the US, she says writing in both Spanish and English brings tremendous richness to her experience.
17 May 2015
14 May 2015
Before the young pilots flew to their deaths in WWII, many left behind letters and other artifacts. The town of Chiran wants them given UNESCO's "Memory of the World" status.
27 April 2015
Arab countries should not extend the length of their copyright term without thinking of the consequences that this will have on the ability of society to access knowledge and culture.
18 April 2015
17 April 2015
Best known as the author of celebrated book “The Open Veins of Latin America”, the Uruguayan writer and journalist died this Monday, April, 13 in Montevideo.
15 April 2015
Eduardo Galeano has died. His book, Open Veins of Latin America, captures the region like nothing else. Here are excerpts from his latest book, Children of the Days.